Indian women clinches 'Kabaddi World Cup 2013' ; Men follow suit
India exerted its supremacy in the game of Kabbadi by claiming Kabaddi World Cup 2013 title in both men's amd women's category. On one hand Indian women thrashed debutant New Zealand 49-21 in the final while on the other men kept their 'Kabaddi World Cup' record unblemished by seeing Pakistan off by 48-39 in the final to lift their 4th title in as many editions. Both the tournaments were held in Ludhiana, Punjab.
- India, with this victory, won the world cup for 3rd successive time taking home the first-place prize of Rs one crore.
- The prize for best stopper went to Anu Rani while Ram Bateri was adjudged the best raider.
- Both were duly rewarded with a Maruti Alto car each along with the cash prizes.
- Denmark took the third place by pipping Pakistan 34-33 in a thrilling see-saw encounter.
- There were 8 national team participating in it: India, Denmark, England, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan and United States.
- So far India has remained the unbeaten champion of Kabaddi World Cup winning all its editions.
- United States bagged the third place by outplaying England 62-27 in a one-sided affair.
- The last three World Cup in 2010, 2011 and 2013 were also held at Ludhiana where the Indian men triumphed by beating Pakistan twice and Canada once.
- The men's tournament was supposed to have 12 teams but Iran chose not to participate leaving only 11 participating nations in the fray.
- They were India, United States, Spain, Kenya, Argentina, Pakistan, England, Canada, Sierra Leone, Denmark and Scotland.
Kabaddi is the national sport of Bangladesh.
International Kabbadi Federation is the world governing body of this game.
Janardan Singh Gehlot is the incumbent President.